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The Great Bridge
David McCullough
067145711X
Jan 1983
Paperback
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Book Review
In the 19th century, the Brooklyn Bridge was viewed as the greatest engineering feat of mankind. The Roeblings--father and son--toiled for decades, fighting competitors, corrupt politicians, and the laws of nature to fabricate a bridge which, after 100 years, still provides one of the major avenues of access to one of the world's busiest cities--as compared to many bridges built at the same time which collapsed within decades or even years. It is refreshing to read such a magnificent story of real architecture and engineering in an era where these words refer to tiny bits and bytes that inspire awe only in their abstract consequences, and not in their tangible physical magnificence.

From Publishers Weekly
This outstanding audio adaptation brings to life the Herculean struggles behind...


Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam
Michael R. Lindeburg
1591260434
November 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The Most Trusted Reference for the Civil PE Exam…is Also the Most Up-To-Date As the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for engineers preparing for the breadth-and-depth civil PE examination, the tenth edition of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual provides a concentrated review of the exam topics. No other exam-focused publication is more complete. CERM10 provides the topical review and the support material you need to pass the civil PE exam. New for the 10th Edition New structural design standards Updates to over 14 chapters 12 new concrete column interaction diagrams Revised tables of data and fundamental constants 100 new index entries Organized by Subject Areas Covered on the Exam Environmental Geotechnical Structural Transportation Water Resources


The Works
Kate Ascher
1594200718
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Kate Ascher could not have chosen a much drier topic for a book than water mains, parking meters, railroad classification yards, and the other doodads of city infrastructure. But in Ascher's captivating book, The Works, the innards of New York City come alive. Wonderfully illustrated, the book combines text, maps, and other graphics to tell the story of the systems that keep America's greatest city running smoothly. How are traffic lights coordinated? How do potholes form and which areas have streets with the best "smoothness score"? How is mail processed? What happens when you flush the toilet? Ascher, who has a PhD in government from the London School of Economics and is now executive vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, dissects the colorful workings of all these systems and much more.

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Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam: A Companion to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual
Michael R. Lindeburg
1591260485
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The best way to prepare for the civil PE exam is to solve problems – the more problems, the better. Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam provides you with the breadth and depth of problem-solving practice you need to successfully prepare for the exam.

From the Publisher
This book is written primarily as a companion to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, but is also useful as a stand-alone book providing extra practice solving problems. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Handbook of Hydraulics

0070072477


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Book Description
Your one-stop answer guide to hydraulics engineering and design. Turn to Handbook of Hydraulics, Seventh Edition, for the tables, formulas, computer applications, and other resources you need to design and engineer virtually any hydraulic system. Bringing Ernest F. Brater and Horace W. King's last edition into the 21st century, James E. Lindell and C.Y. Wei have revised and updated this unmatched advisor--coverting all constants to metric units--to give you powerful solutions governing: Viscosity, surface tension, and elasticity; fluid pressures and hydraulic forces; laminar, turbulent, steady, and unsteady flows; oscillatory, breaking, and wind-generated waves plus shore erosion control' flow through orifice gates, tubes, weirs, and pipes; uniform and nonuniform flow in open channels; high-velocity transitions through...


Land Development Handbook (Handbook)
The Dewberry Companies
0071375252
March 29, 2002
Hardcover
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Planning Magazine, Sept. 2004
Updated…how-to book that aspires to be both extensive and detailed…table of contents…runs 13 pages…engineering perspective is dominant...

Review
Planning Magazine : How to develop. "Forty years ago, for a typical suburban house, the cost of engineering, planning, and surveying, including fees paid to agencies, was about the cost of a refrigerator today. Today it is probably greater than the total cost of all of kitchen and other electronic appliances combined." So write Sidney Dewberry and Dennis Couture in the overview chapter that introduces the mammoth second edition of the Land Development Handbook: Planning, Engineering, and Surveying (2002; McGraw-Hill; 1,124 pp.; $150). A development and consulting firm, the Dewberry...


The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual
Terry Tamminen
0071362398
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Service Industry News, November 30, 2000
An expanded and revised edition of the original...including cutting-edge technologies...detailed information and repair tips...and helpful resources.

Review
San Jose Mercury News : You need a copy of "The Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools," by Terry Tamminen. Regardless if you just acquired an above-ground or on-ground pool or have had one for years, you'll find far more value from the book than its price.

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Civil Engineering: Fe Exam Preparation
Donald G. Newnan
0793195675
July 2004
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Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers
Jonathan T. Ricketts
0071364730
December 2003
Hardcover
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Sci-Tech Book News, June 2004
fundamentals of civil engineering...latest changes in design, construction, materials...equipment in 23 different disciplines including systems design, geotechnical engineering

Review
Sci-Tech Book News : The fifth edition of this reference in civil engineering features coverage of recent code changes, including AIC, ASTM, and NDS for Wood Structures, and current EPA and OSHA regulations, plus expanded information on design build delivery systems and increased coverage of stormwater runoff. There is also new information on three-dimensional modeling of pile groups, cracking in high strength steel beams, intelligent transportation, and various types of wharf designs. Coverage encompasses fundamentals of civil engineering and the latest changes in design,...


Structures
J. E. Gordon
0306812835
July 2003
Paperback
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AISC Manual of Steel Construction: Load and Resistance Factor Design, Third Edition (LRFD 3rd Edition)
AISC Manual Committee
1564240517
November 1, 2001
Hardcover
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The Civil Engineering Handbook
Wai-Fah Chen
0849309581
August 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
The handbook is generally written with the practicing engineer in mind, but it can also be a resource for engineering students and faculty. It should be available in any library that supports a civil engineering program. Summing Up: Recommended.-CHOICE

Book Description
The new edition of this award-winning handbook continues to provide extensive coverage of all major areas of civil engineering. Featuring contributions from leading professionals and academicians, it is packed with formulae, data tables, and definitions, vignettes on topics of current interest, additional sources of information, and 900 illustrations. The second edition includes a wealth of new and updated material in areas such as coastal engineering, polymeric materials, computer methods, shear stresses in beams,...


Why Buildings Stand Up
Mario G. Salvadori
0393306763
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to building methods from ancient times to the present day. B/W line drawings.


Quick Reference for the Civil Engineering PE Exam
Michael R. Lindeburg
1591260582
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Quick Reference for the Civil Engineering PE Exam gives you speedy access to the formulas you need during the exam. It is developed for use in conjunction with the new edition of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, and is organized by topic and indexed for rapid retrieval.

Book Info
Definitions, formulas, conversions, and other key information you will need while taking the Civil PE exam. Softcover. DLC: Civil engineering--U.S.--Examinations Study guides. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary
Reed Construction Data
0876296975
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Recognized in the industry as the best resource of its kind, this second edition has been further enhanced with updates to existing terms and the addition of hundreds of new terms and illustrations . . . in keeping with the most recent developments in the construction industry.

From the Publisher
The best portable dictionary for office or field use—an essential tool for contractors, architects, insurance and real estate personnel, facility managers, homeowners, and anyone who needs quick, clear definitions for construction terms.


Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment (Energy Efficiency Manual)
Donald R. Wulfinghoff
0965792676
March 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the primary reference, how-to guide, and sourcebook for energy conservation. It lets you improve efficiency and save money in all types of buildings and plants, ranging from individual houses to commercial buildings to large institutions and industrial plants. It is organized around 400 logically grouped energy conservation actions, presented in language that everyone understands. It's for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, manages property, operates energy systems, designs, builds, and values conservation and the environment. It's loaded with features that help you quickly find the right information for each application. "Ratings" and "Selection Scorecards" identify your best conservation opportunities. "Traps & Tricks" ensure success. "Economics" estimate savings and costs. It has been...


The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914
David McCullough
0671244094
January 1978
Paperback
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Book Review
On December 31, 1999, after nearly a century of rule, the United States officially ceded ownership of the Panama Canal to the nation of Panama. That nation did not exist when, in the mid-19th century, Europeans first began to explore the possibilities of creating a link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow but mountainous isthmus; Panama was then a remote and overlooked part of Colombia.

All that changed, writes David McCullough in his magisterial history of the Canal, in 1848, when prospectors struck gold in California. A wave of fortune seekers descended on Panama from Europe and the eastern United States, seeking quick passage on California-bound ships in the Pacific, and the Panama Railroad, built to serve that traffic, was soon the highest-priced stock listed on the New York Exchange. To build...



Metal Building Systems
Alexander Newman
0071402012
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Don't Take the Manufacturer's Word for It! Everybody knows about pre-engineered buildings -- they now account for almost 70 percent of all new low-rise construction in the United States. But few architects, engineers, or buyers know enough about them. This completely revised and updated reference -- the only one from an author unaffiliated with an industry trade group -- offers valuable and unbiased information that can save you money and time -- and that may even save your building! Full of essential features, tips, and advice, this new Second Edition includes nearly twice the amount of material and illustrations that was in the first edition. It: * Goes beyond manufacturer-supplied information in pinpointing potential design pitfalls * Points out specific recurring problems of metal building systems and...


The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas
Todd Balf
064168620X

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Design, Volume 1, Data Book for Civil Engineers, 3rd Edition
Elwyn E. Seelye
0471772860
May 7, 1996
Hardcover
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Carpentry & Construction
Rex Miller
0071440089
June 2004
Paperback
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Review
Books-On-Line : The project I'm working on right now in the hundred year old house I bought is refinishing some hardwood floors. So first I turned to the index to see what they said about doing that task. It was there. The description was rather short, but exactly what I needed to know.

I then turned to how to install a toilet, yup, it was there too. So was wiring, framing walls, building a stair way, roofing, venting gas appliances, and there's a section on solar heating systems. In short, I couldn't find anything about building a house that wasn't covered (except for finding the money to cover the cost). If you're going to build a house, or have one built, I can't recommend any book higher than this one.

Book Description
Detailed Coverage of Every Step of the Construction...



Construction Funding: The Process of Real Estate Development, Appraisal, and Finance
Nathan S. Collier, et al
0471394661
December 24, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"The third edition of Construction Funding by Nathan S. Collier et al is a remarkable demonstration of insight and expertise. Collier and colleagues provide an exceptionally lucid description and analysis of the process of real estate development that is accessible to non-experts while being authoritative at the same time. In addition to being an excellent text for students and others interested in careers in real estate development, this book serves as essential background for all those whose responsibilities include any part of the development process." (John V. Lombardi President, University of Florida (1990-1999)

Book Description
This updated classic is unrivaled in its complete, single-volume coverage of financing real estate development This thoroughly revised Third...


The Chunnel
Jil Fine
0516240773
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction
Len F. Webster
0471181153
April 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
The lingo of civil engineering and construction is a language unto itself, and L.F. Webster does a fine job of translating it for the lay person and defining the terms accurately for those who need to know them: professionals working in surveying, construction, forestry, mining, and public works. The 666 pages and more than 30,000 definitions of terms, concepts, names, abbreviations, tools, and techniques makes Wiley an indispensable reference for contractors, civil engineers, architects, consultants, and students.

Book Description
The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of technical disciplines. The definitions are designed to be of use to professionals in architecture, engineering, surveying, building,...


Civil Engineering Handbook
Wai-Fah F. Chen (Editor)
0849389534
April 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Civil Engineering Handbook provides extensive coverage of the major areas of civil engineering. Divided into eight comprehensive sections, the handbook covers:Construction, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics, Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. Each section provides a thorough introduction, featuring contributions from more than 60 leading academic and practicing experts in various engineering fields. Chapters list additional sources of information such as software and databases, journals and textbooks, research and testing centers, government documents, and conferences and training seminars. Each chapter also includes a subsection containing the definitions of the terminology used in that chapter.

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The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production
James P. Womack, et al
0060974176
November 1991
Paperback
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New York Times Magazine
"The fundamentals of this system are applicable to every industry across the globe...[and] will have a profound impact on human societyit will truly change the world."

-- Business Week
"The best current book on the changes reshaping manufacturing and the most readable."

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Wastewater Engineering
Metcalf & Eddy
0070418780
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- tt describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and...

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